Chakwera dismantaling Lomwelisation in Malawi govt with inclusive appointments

The erstwhile ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was widely criticised of  being  nepotistic in whatever it does and Lomwe tribe was the Alpha and Omega of the nation, which it prepared for victimisation of Lhomwe people who were dominating in each and every position as  new President Lazarus Chakwera is ringing in changes while forming the new administration.

President Chakwera: Appointments he is making not only from one tribe

Most people who are losing their political appointments are from Lhomwe tribe including Lloyd Muhara who has been replaced as Chief Secretary to Government  by Zangazanga Chikhosi.

Another Lhomwe out of top position is Peter Mukhito, Chief of Staff and State Residences  who has been replaced by Prince Kapondamgaga while Lhomwe.

There  has been a general perception in the country that  since 2014 when Mutharika was elected as President, a number of appointments to public office were  unfortunately been tainted with nepotism and regionalism.

Activists were appealing to DPP that appointments to the civil service and diplomatic postings should be transparent, devoid of political patronage, nepotism and regionalism.

University of Malawi political science professor Blessings Chinsinga said Mutharika lost it because  he did not stamp his authority interms of forging out a strategic direction for this country.

“He allowed to so many people to be doing what ever they wanted without him stamping the ultimate authority in terms of determining where he wanted to take Malawi to.

“As a result, he ended up focusing on a tribal building project which meant that instead of building a nation, he was building a tribe. As you know there was a great deal of tribalism, nepotism, corruption, public services were collapsing and that really made Malawians tired and that’s why today he’s been voted out,” observed Chinsinga.

Chakwera has  got a huge task as the past regime was so openly tribalistic in its appointments of people and people felt sidelined, especially from the central and northern regions.

But announcing his partial cabinet on Monday, Chakwera said he will be  more inclusive when making ministerial and other appointments to public office.

It also demonstrated in the way he made his first appointments of Minister of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms – Dr Saulos Chilima- the current Vice President.

Minister of Finance – Felix Mlusu Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs – Modecai Msisha

Attorney General – Chikosa Silungwe Minister of Homeland Security – Richard Chimwendo Banda.

Deputy Chief Secretary to Government – Janet Banda.

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Samuel
Samuel
7 months ago

An under five for a President.

phiriwaphiri
7 months ago

HOW ABOUT THE FOLLOWING- GENERAL NUNDWE 2 DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL POLICE INKOSI YAMAKOSI GOODAL GONDWE PRISON CHIEF VUWA KAUNDA KAMLEPO KALUA E T C WERE THEY LOMWES ?????????????

man e
man e
7 months ago
Reply to  phiriwaphiri

ENGLISH IS A PROBLEM TO U BOSS

Desderata Marmite
Desderata Marmite
7 months ago

Sometimes it surprises me to see substandard reporting on issues in many fields by Nyasa Times. Does the paper have an established editor whose task is indeed to edit their written articles before publication? For heavens sake, at this rate people will laugh at you through and through. Can you please try as much as possible to give the readers something worth reading in terms of commendable, articulated rearrangement of the Queens language? Otherwise, this is all trash you are giving us. Our interest is to get informed and not start guessing that such such a reporter (if you are… Read more »

Chautaamalanga
7 months ago

Alomwe-KUPAKULA MOSAYANGANA NKHOPE AND KUBA SPECIALISTS.

President Chisokonezo
President Chisokonezo
7 months ago

Alomwe uchabechabe muli nawo. Every departments head mlomwe. Kudzikonda

Ndatopa
7 months ago

This claim of Lomwelisation is just another propaganda issue. APM balanced up everything at both Party or State level for senior positions. APM worked well with Tumbukas, Chewas, Senas, Yaos, Ngonis etc etc and they were plentiful in key positions in DPP or in Govt. The tribe which practices real-time nepotism is tumbuka or generally northerners. When one of them is an HR, then the whole workplace shall be tumbuka infested. Go to Dwangwa Sugar, Nchalo Sugar, Tea Estates, Ministries, technical colleges, Yoneco, Banja la Mtsogolo, SOS, public universities, judiciary, NRWB, Chikangawa, etc you will find more tumbukas there than… Read more »

M Cheka Chilenje
M Cheka Chilenje
7 months ago
Reply to  Ndatopa

You simply do not know what u r talking about. Get out.

peter
peter
7 months ago

Tell us where these people are coming from

Tizanka
Tizanka
7 months ago

My fellow Lhomwes do not despair, we will survive this genocide. Let’s keep working hard, let’s look after each other we are brothers keepers. Do not fear these Nazis

Mazira
Mazira
7 months ago
Reply to  Tizanka

Mapanzi ako iwe, kagwere kutali usatinyase, shupiti

Mayola Mayola
Mayola Mayola
7 months ago
Reply to  Tizanka

Sure. Don’t you fear this. You will definitely manage to get 20% of the votes from your fellow Lhomwes. Just multiply fast so that you can continue with your nepotism. Alternatively, you can continue with your mission of forming Thyolo Government.

chimulirenji
chimulirenji
7 months ago

Adzonzitu alibiretu pogwira chonde musawayiwale kkkkkkkkkkkk

Wikleaks
Wikleaks
7 months ago

Delomwelizing governement and at the same time tumbukalising. it . what do you make of this.
Minister of Justice Modecai Msisya- North
Attoney General Sulugwe North
Chief Justice Nyirenda North.
Surely these people will form a syndicate. You will see how fast the will pay the loot of MK9.7 billion. If this arrangement involved lomwes, you would have seen this maniac called Ntambo speaking loud.

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